What Is the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) And Who Doesn't Like It?

What Is the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) And Who Doesn't Like It?

This week for our mental health topic, we learned about the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and it's transformation over the years. The criticisms it's faced, the language it's adjusted and all the fun stuff that brings to us modern psychology diagnosis.

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Yami Kawaii - Sick Cute - What Is It and Does It Glamorize Suicide?

Hello Sparks!
 

We're back to making short video edits! These will be quick summary videos in case you don't have time to watch a whole episode but want to learn more on a topic! Check out the first video below, and if you have more time, then check out the whole episode.

We discussed many aspects of suicide glamorization on July 24th: from "13 Reasons Why" to general media representation and coverage of celebrity suicides. But the thing we wanted to discuss the most was Yami Kawaii - the Japanese counter-culture roughly translating to Death Cute.  I think the discussion was fascinating. Enjoy, let me know what you thought below, and don't forget to #bethelight

Love,

Mxiety
 



References/Notable Points:

  • BMJ : British Medical Journal. 1999;319(7206):337. 

More than 100000 sites about suicide now appear on the world wide web. Many of these seem to condone suicide and forbid entry to anyone offering to dissuade users from taking their own lives, said the report’s author, Dr Susan Thompson, senior house officer in child psychiatry at the Ealing, Hammersmith, and Fulham NHS Trust.  

Perfectionism: What Is It and Who Suffers From It?

Perfectionism: What Is It and Who Suffers From It?

Perfectionism isn't fun, but we live in a society where it's seen as lazy and inattentive when mistakes are made. This conversation, like so many, was eye-opening as to how many people constantly worry about this matter. How this affects our daily mental health.

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What's A Panic Attack And What To Do If Someone Is Having One [Mxiety Twitch Ep55]

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The question that I probably get asked the most is: How do I help someone going through a panic attack? It's usually followed by someone inevitably asking: what does a panic attack actually feel like? Fear not, answers are finally here!

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We discussed the difference between being a bit anxious and a full-blown Generalized Anxiety Disorder. We touched upon what a panic attack is and how to handle it as well. As always sass and flub-ups were included free of charge.

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